Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil
Naturally Nietzsche has been labeled an "atheist," but if his line of thought is followed through, an ideal world of the mind and spirit would transcend both "theism" and "atheism," and old Platonic dualities which no longer have any benefit to mankind would be tossed. Thus what we need a new philosophy and a new kind of philosopher for the coming era. That said, he doesn't give us a new philosophy, he just states that the old ones are bunk. His work is not for everyone, certainly - Nietzsche will offend as many readers as he enlightens. It is immensely creative, powerful, and provocative, and should be read by anyone (albeit slowly) with a passion for the life of the mind. Beyond Good and Evil is dedicated to those who can break free of dogma and cut to the pure and unadulterated essence of the human condition, those "Philosophers of the Future."